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Consultant Psychiatrist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Learning Disability
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
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East Suffolk Wide
£77,913 - £105,042
27/05/2019 23:59
Interview date

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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An opportunity has arisen to appoint Consultant Psychiatrists up to 15PA’s specialising in Learning Disability, in the East of Suffolk. The posts are within our East Suffolk Learning Disability Team mainly based in Ipswich, but are linked across our three Integrated Delivery Teams in the locality and work from these community locations.

The successful applicant(s) will be working within a team of enthusiastic multi-disciplinary colleagues including Nursing, Psychology, Social work, Occupational Therapy, Art Psychotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Assistant Practitioners. The team is working towards integration with other agencies and stakeholders for people with Learning Disability in Suffolk as part of multi-agency and partnership working.

Our Integrated Delivery Teams are made up of community teams for Adult, Youth, Later Life, and Learning Disability along with other specialist services such as Eating Disorder, Early Intervention and Children’s mental health. They are based in three locations in the East locality, serving the populations of Ipswich, Coastal and Central Suffolk.

The Trust encourages applications from highly motivated, enthusiastic doctors who would welcome the opportunity to work in a high quality service in a beautiful part of the world. The Trust encourages leadership roles for senior clinicians as part of the core job and in additional roles, where available, in medical education, management, research and teaching. We have strong links with The University of Cambridge Medical Schools and regular medical student attachments.

Top reasons to work and live in Suffolk

  • Protected 2.5 SPA time (pro rata)
  • There are numerous teaching opportunities available, both at postgraduate and undergraduate level, at the medical school at University of East Anglia.
  • There are many areas of outstanding natural beauty, award-winning coastlines and picturesque villages, which add to the charm of the county.
  • Quality of living for staff working in Suffolk is high with some of the lowest crime rates in the country, affordable housing and excellent schools.
  • Ipswich is the County town, only 1 hour away from London, as well as being situated close to Norwich and Stansted Airport.

Applications will be considered from those who have not yet obtained AC status. However they will be required to have achieved Approved Clinician  status prior to commencement of employment in this post.

The Trust is working towards equal opportunities and welcomes applications irrespective of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexuality or religious belief.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy.

Recruitment Premium of up to £20,000 available for the right candidate and up to £12,000 relocation package *terms and conditions apply*

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact


Dr Vivien Peeler, Deputy Medical Director on 01473 891810

David Nelson, Clinical Lead on 01449 745200

Simon Leach, Locality Manager on 01473 296197


They would be delighted to talk to you and to arrange a visit if you would like.


Interview date subject to change